The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service in SharePoint 2013


After installing and configuring the SharePoint 2013 server on my of VM’s, created a new site collection and did some search and got the below error.




Then realized that we need to create the Enterprise Search Service Application first to get the Search Service running.

Open Central Administration à Select Application Management à Service Applications à Manage Service Applications


Create a new Search Service Application


Once created,

Open the application and set up the Content Sources in it and start the crawl.

Once the crawling was complete, the search results showed up properly.



Author: Nishant Rana

I love working in and sharing everything about Microsoft.NET technology !

3 thoughts on “The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service in SharePoint 2013”

  1. I keep getting an error when trying to do what you say above.

    An unhandled exception occurred in the user interface.Exception Information: An object of the type Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIisWebServiceApplicationPool named “Search Service Application 1” already exists under the parent Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPIisWebServiceSettings named “SharePoint Web Services”. Rename your object or delete the existing object

    the problem is there is no other one named that…


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